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VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

An Integrative Model of Staff Development in Counseling Agencies

Karen R. Weiss Ogden and Shari M. Sias


Successful staff development in counseling agencies requires responsive strategies that address each employee’s readiness for change. This article presents an integrative model of staff development based on a combination of the transtheoretical model of change with widely recognized principles of authentic leadership. This model is designed to create a holistic work environment that promotes organizational integrity, individualized supervisee development, and client-centered care.

Keywords: supervision, authentic leadership, transtheoretical model of change

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